Cosplay Central

C2E2 isn’t only the home to our Global Championships of Cosplay – this year we’ll be bringing a very special new area to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo – Cosplay Central. Whether or not you’ll be wearing your best Cosplay to C2E2, there’s something awesome in Cosplay Central for costume enthusiasts of all types.

Cosplay Guests

The illustrious Cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty will be in Cosplay Central, reading to mix and mingle with Chicago Fans. You may know her from Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay, or just from her awesome Cosplay career. Make sure to check out Ivy Doomkitty on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Patreon.

In Cosplay Central, you’ll also see Holly Conrad, Cosplayer and gamer. She makes monsters, plays games, and does incredible cosplay tutorials. You can find out more about her at her website, on Twitch, YouTube and Twitter.

Cosplay Workshops and Panels

Learn new techniques for creating your Cosplay, see well-known Cosplayers talk about the ins and outs of the hobby, and collaborate with other Cosplayers from all skill levels during the full line-up of Workshops and Panels in Cosplay Central. You’ll learn from some very established Cosplayers including the Cosplayers from We are Cosplay and The Age of Geeks.

View The Cosplay Workshops and Panels

Hello Nurse! Cosplay Triage

Pop a seam in your spandex, or lose a gem from your crown? We’ve got you covered. Our team in Cosplay Triage is armed with scissors, glue guns, tape, and much more to ensure your Cosplay is in tip top shape. We’ll be prepared to do damage control if anything on your costume starts to fall apart, so stop by Cosplay Central to get yourself in tip top shape to walk the Show Floor.

Changing rooms will be adjacent to Cosplay Central. Don’t forget to stop by one of those for a quick transformation.

Cosplay Studio Sets

Need the perfect place to capture memories of the Show? Look no further. The Cosplay Central Studio Sets are the perfect location to take photographs at C2E2. These sets will features themes to match the mood of the many superheroes, villains, robots, etc. who attend C2E2. Get your Peter Parker photography skill on!

Cosplay Backdrops brought to you by VIZ Media, Quirk, and Costumers with a Cause.

Cosplay Central Comrades

  • We Are Cosplay
  • Age of Geek
  • Costumers with a Cause
  • Quirk
  • Viz Media
  • Arda Wigs

Sponsors & Friends of the Show

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